Chris Joyce: The Geordie striker who has spent 13 years in Norway

It's a rare occurrence but there are some English players who have built their entire professional careers abroad. One is Kenny Pavey. The former Millwall youngster has spent 20 years in Sweden, becoming an AIK legend. Another is Chris Joyce. He grew up in the Newcastle United academy and after a spell in the States, …

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Paul Shaw: Q&A with former Arsenal, Millwall & Gillingham man on his time in Hungary and the US

Many English players go their whole careers without playing abroad and Paul Shaw thought that would be him. Having started his career at Arsenal, who he scored two Premier League goals for, the attacking midfielder would go on to make over 400 senior league appearances in England for ten different clubs including the likes of …

Elliot Simmons: The former MK Dons youngster set to be part of the brand new Canadian Premier League

Starting a whole new professional league from scratch may sound like a mammoth and unique task but it is something that Elliot Simmons will be part of this year. The 20-year-old from Luton is back in the country where he spent part of his childhood as the Canadian Premier League gears up for its inaugural …

Louis Robles: The Scouser whose Spanish heritage has taken him to new heights

Louis Robles is back in his father's homeland of Spain after starting the season with Grimsby Town. His return to English football may have been short lived but he is now determined to put that frustration behind him and pick up where he left off in Spain. "I was extremely frustrated I didnโ€™t get much …

Gogglebox star Tristan Plummer on his time playing in Portugal

Before he hit our screens as one of the stars of Channel 4's Gogglebox alongside his brothers, Tristan Plummer was earning rave reviews as part of Bristol City's youth academy. Back in 2006, before the winger had even made a senior appearance, Arsenal were linked to signing him, just a few months after they had …

Michael Newberry: It’s all about the three points in senior football

Although it might not have ended completely as how he would have liked, Michael Newberry's first season in senior football was an impressive one nonetheless and an advert for the wonders a move abroad can do. "It was a lot different mostly because in academy football it doesn't matter if you win or lose or …

Benjamin Collard: The former Young Boys prospect keen to make an impact in his father’s homeland

Benjamin Collard longs for a return of a more direct style of play. It may not be a popular opinion for someone who has spent the majority of their career playing in Switzerland but maybe it is his English heritage which wants him want to get stuck in more than others. "Yes in these days …